ODESSA Marquis Eldred Taliaferro, Sr., 92, of Brownwood, Texas, formerly of Odessa, TX, passed away on February 22, 2014, in Brownwood, Texas.|
Marquis was born in Ozona, Texas, to Nellie and Marquis Taliaferro on January 5, 1922.
He went to high school in Fort Stockton, Texas. He married Dorothy Nell Scott on November 27, 1941, in Fort Stockton, TX.
Marquis served in the United States Army during World War II. Marquis entered into management of Texas Reamer Company in 1961 and he, along with other partners, acquired ownership in 1967. By the time he retired in 1981, operations had expanded through Oklahoma, South Texas, and the Rocky Mountains. Marquis was an avid fisherman, hunter and a member of the Elks Lodge. Above all, he was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Marquis is survived by his wife, Dorothy Taliaferro; son, Marquis Taliaferro, Jr. and wife, Hattie; daughter, Charlotte Theaux and husband, Eugene; grandchildren, Marquis Taliaferro, III and wife, Monica; Michael Taliaferro and wife, Dana; Kenny Taliaferro and wife, Kelly; Chris Taliaferro and wife, Cheryl; Jennifer Henager and husband, Chris; Michelle Munos and husband, Jason; Nathan Theaux and wife, Katie; and 13 great-grandchildren he adored.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Nellie and Marquis Taliaferro; brothers, Jake Taliaferro, Bill Taliaferro and Gordon Taliaferro; and son, John Taliaferro.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with Mark Blaufrom Menard officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Mike Bohannan, Mark Stucks, Mark Fowler, Doug Scott, Chris Henager and Jason Munos.
In lieu of flowers, Marquis and his family request that donations be sent in honor of Marquis Taliaferro, Sr. to the Hospice House in Odessa at 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79762, or to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486.
Online condolences can be made at www.sunsetodessa.com.
Published in Odessa American on Feb. 25, 2014